When asked about the world in 2050, some experts fear that AI will have enslaved humans or that climate change will have rendered large parts of the world uninhabitable.
Futurists of the 1990s predicted that we’d be living underwater or riding flying cars by this point — but now experts are warning of a much scarier future.
Other predictions include making contact with aliens — but whether or not that’s a bad thing remains unknown.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though, with technology expected to have made the afterlife possible.
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Below are eight things that will have happened by the mid-point of this century – both for good and bad:
Extinction Rebellion, a group focused on climate activism, holds the belief that humanity is facing possible extinction in the next century or sooner, leading some to characterize it as a “cult of the climate apocalypse”.
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